Remodeling Parrington Hall

This September, the Evans School welcomed our largest cohort of students in the school’s history, filling beloved Parrington Hall almost to the bursting point. More than 250 women and men began classes in our MPA, EMPA, and Ph.D. programs, bringing the total student population to more than 500. We also welcomed new Assistant Professors Ines Jurcevic and Karin Martin, Acting Assistant Professor Grant Blume, visiting faculty Jose Magallanes and Jill Dougherty, and senior lecturers Erica Mills and Matt Steuerwalt, bringing our core faculty up to 45. 

When the Evans...

The 2017 Fellowship Dinner

Former Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire poses with her family and former U.S. Representatives Norm Dicks and Jim McDermott.

“The Evans School is a very unique public policy school,” former Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire said. “Every public policy school emphasizes policy, but very few of them emphasize policy implementation. At the Evans School, you get both and they do it very well. From my experience, it is one thing to make policy, but it is an entire different thing to design, to implement, and put policy in place.”...

Evans School Internship Highlights 2017

The Evans School combines theory with practice and there isn’t a better example than our internship program.

Our internships allow students to:

Apply the skills they are learning in the classroom to real-life settings that directly match your career goals.

Be a cut above the competition in the after-school job market by expanding their professional network.

Gain professional experience by using substantive analytical or managerial knowledge to solve real-world problems related to policy development,...

New Faculty at the Evans School
Assistant Professor Ines Jurcevic

Jurcevic takes a multi-method approach to conducting research at the intersection of social psychology and public policy. She examines processes related to stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, and diversity.

Jurcevic completed a B.S. in Psychology, with distinction, from the University of Washington. She holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a minor in Quantitative Psychology. Prior to joining the Evans School in 2017, she was a post-doctoral scholar at the...

Professor Scott W. Allard in the news

Professor Scott W. Allard is an expert on issues ranging from income inequality and poverty to social welfare policy and urban policy. These last few weeks he has been sought out for his expertise in The Atlantic, Marketplace, the Wall Street Journal, and the BBC to name a few.

The Atlantic: New Census Data Shows More Americans Emerging From Poverty

Marketplace: ...

The Evans School stands resolute in our shared commitment to a more equitable and inclusive society

Echoing the words of University of Washington President Ani Mari Cauce, in her reflections on the tragedy of Charlottesville, the Evans School stands resolute in our shared commitment to a more equitable and inclusive society. We firmly oppose all violence and harassment motivated by hatred and racism. We are deeply dedicated to combatting racism and to working with our entire School community in an engaged, participatory process to move this critical work forward. 


Updates from the Evans School Ph.D. program

(Below is an update on the Evans School Ph.D. program written by Professor Ann Bostrom, Faculty Ph.D. Program Coordinator)

Since graduating its first student in 2010, the Evans School Ph.D. in Public Policy & Management has grown both in size and reputation. Now with more than 24 students in residence, the program has attracted an increasing number of highly qualified and diverse applicants each year, and places alumni in excellent positions at top public policy schools and in research positions in government and nonprofits.

This year’s graduates included M....

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The Evans School keeps growing

The incoming class of students for the 2017 academic year will be historic. This year the number of applicants for the MPA program was a 12% increase on last year’s large application pool. We saw applicants from cities as far away as Miami Springs, Florida and Bangalore, India. The trend of a younger skewing cohort continues this year and it is inspiring to see the call to public service breaking through the noise and distractions of our society.

We wanted to give a special thank you to many of our alums who have been so supportive of our recruiting efforts...

Expanding our Impact

The Evans School has stepped up events this year hosting numerous policy impact lectures, community based events, and our Research Seminar Series. We want our events to be more accesible to the public and we've decided to record our events either through video, invitation of the media, or audio podcasts. 

We saw events focused on immigration, poverty, gentrification, feminism, technology for global good, and more. We also launched our first Facebook Live event that was viewed by hundreds live and...